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2011 Subaru Outback Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

246 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Subaru Outback. 20 of these members (8.1%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 13 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2011 Subaru Outbacks--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Subaru Outback problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Subaru Outback problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 Subaru Outback problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2011 Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

21% of the 2011 Subaru Outback repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 19% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 145 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2011 Subaru Outback Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Subaru Outback

Engine not specified

Subaru Outback in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 0    
1000 0 Nasty vibration from torque converter going in and out of lock-up. Dealer had car several times unable to replicate. I took off from work to take service manager and tech for instrumented ride, had no problem recreating problem. Replaced valve body. 
1000 0 Valve body suffered major failure a month or so after replaced (lit up dash big-time), limp-home mode. The second valve body started acting up within a day or two, needed to be replaced when I traded it. 
Subaru Outback in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 6000    
7000 0 Transmision shifting problems from first day,new trans after 3 weeks of hassle,and one tow in and two times delivery by me. 

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2011 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 2000    
18700 0 Transmission is slipping into passing gear going uphill at high speeds. Also, transmission is having a hard time going from 2nd to 3rd gear going uphill. 
21000  

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2011 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Subaru Outback in Montana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 44000    
91000 0 Transmission oil pan had a tiny leak. It didn't warrant repair as it wasnt dripping but I had the seal replaced to avoid future issues. 
130000  
Subaru Outback in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
62000 399 Numerous dash lights, car was shifting harshly when engaging reverse or drive. Diagnosed as a faulty valve body which was replaced. Problem continued, transmission controller replaced, problem solved. 
67000  
Subaru Outback in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
32300 0 Reprogram transmission computer because car would shudder and nearly stall when climbing very steep hills at low speed (parking garage ramps) 
51000  
Subaru Outback in Vermont, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 0    
20000 0 shifts hard out of park when on any incline. Dealer stated this was "normal." Nothing was done... 
44000  
Subaru Outback in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 0    
51000 0 Engine would stall when coming from high speed to a stop. They replaced the entire transmission. 
68000  
Subaru Outback in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 0    
2000 0 Have a metal clanking sound that appears to be coming from the transmission when slowing to a stop...dealer hasn't been able to fix it as they have not been able to replicate the sound. 
7000 0 On going problem of metal rattling under transmission when slowing to a stop. Level of noise ranges from loud to soft and is intermittent. Dealer heard it once but then could not replicate the problem. 
 

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2011 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed manual AWD

Subaru Outback in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
76000 2000 New clutch. Throw out bearing .flywheel resurfaced and pilot bearing. 
78000  

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